A while ago YA publisher Blossom Books had a stroke of genius, because they decided to translate the Grisha Trilogy written by Leigh Bardugo. My love for the Grisha-trilogy is well documented, so when Blossom Books gave us the chance to partake in a Leigh Bardugo Tombola, we jumped to it. What we won where one of a kind answers from Leigh Bardugo herself, answering the Confession Book Tag, spilling the secrets on her reading life. Enjoy!
Which book is your guilty pleasure?
I don’t really believe in “guilty” pleasures. I’ve read every single one of Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark books. People love to shame romance readers, so I’m sure someone thinks I should be embarrassed about that, but I’m not.
Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
Anything involving self-help or inspirational sayings. Not that those things don’t have a place, but anything resembling “everything happens for a reason” makes my eyes start rolling.
Which book made you cry the most?
It’s a tie between Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I was on a plane back from Australia when I read The Lovely Bones and it got ugly. The flight attendant asked if I was okay.
Which book could you not live without?
What an impossible question! I think George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings has become a kind of touchstone for me. But Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones is my favorite comfort read.
Which book, most recently, did you not finish?
How am I supposed to answer that? I could run into the author somewhere! All I’ll say is that my last DNF was a book that came highly recommended by multiple people whose opinions I trust. I couldn’t make it past page fifty. Maybe I’ve become a less generous reader or maybe it just shows that no single book is for everyone.
Thank you Blossom Books for the opportunity and Leigh Bardugo for the great answers and amazing books!
And if you still haven’t bought these babies, get on it now!